Local Books War Recollections of the Confederate Veterans of Pittsylvania County, VA History of Pittsylvania County, VA Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past Pittsylvania County's Historic Courthouse Pittsylvania's Nineteenth-Century Grist Mills Thirty-Nine Lashes, Well Laid On Southside Virginia: Echoing Through History
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Civil War Dead of Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia


Following is a partial listing of fatalities of the War Between the States from Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia. Corrections, additions, and associated articles are solicited (see end of listing).


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The above is a partial listing of fatalities of the War Between the States from Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia. Send corrections and additions to this list; or links, text, and/or photos related to the individuals on the list by e-mail (please put “Civil War Dead, Pittsylvania County” in the subject line of your message).


Sources of the above list include:


Notes from Researcher Robert Lee Snow

(Editor's Note: Mr. Snow did not participate in the creation of this page, but is commenting on the topic, based on his very extensive research. The following is excerpted from his correspondence of 10/4/2020 and 4/28/2021.)

About 1,000 men of the approximately 3,100 who enlisted in the core group of 25 companies of soldiers and troops of cavalrymen that were recruited in Pittsylvania, were not in Pittsylvania in 1860. They may have been born there, had other family ties, or they may have joined in Pittsylvania simply out of the convenience of being close to the recruiting area.

My great-great-uncle Abner Snow and his two sons William and Martin Van Buren Snow were in Campbell County in 1860. They all came to Pittsylvania to join Company H of the 38th Virginia, the Secession Guards.

The largest example probably is that of at least 30 men who were living in Henry County in 1860 enlisting in Company K of the 38th Virginia, in Cascade, Pittsylvania. Henry County men included on your list: M. Bray, L. Clanton, P. Cox, G. W. Davis, I. Earles, J. T. Hopper, P. Meeks, T. W. Meeks, C. Norman, and W. Turner.

The Hoge brothers were actually from Halifax County, but they both joined the Ringgold Artillery. Achilles W. Hoge was in Halifax in 1860. Moses was listed once in Halifax, and once in Pittsylvania, where he was a student, so I guess that's why he joined Ringgold's.

I have researched the 25 companies that were recruited in Pittsylvania, and I have looked into the genealogy of all the men in those companies. It is very interesting that every single county that borders Pittsylvania County had men come to Pittsylvania to enlist, including those in North Carolina.

I also looked at it from a different perspective, listing the approximately 3,600 men of fighting age who were living in Pittsylvania County in 1860, and found that several hundred of those men left Pittsylvania to join regiments in bordering counties; again, including North Carolina.


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